droit du seigneurdroit du seign·eur
- an alleged right, reputedly claimed by some feudal lords, to deflower the bride or daughter of a vassal
- any alleged right arrogantly presumed
Origin of droit du seigneurFr, right of the lord
droit du seigneur
The supposed right of a feudal lord to have sexual relations with a vassal's bride on her wedding night.
Origin of droit du seigneurFrench : droit, right + du, of the + seigneur, lord of a manor.